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A survivors' group has hit out at "unconvincing" apologies from a religious order that ran a controversial care home where children were allegedly abused. John Scott QC, representing In Care Abuse Survivors (Incas), said the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul had shown a "sceptical attitude" amid claims…
Two Ireland and Ulster rugby players accused of rape boasted on WhatsApp about their sexual exploits, a court has been told. Stuart Olding, 24, and Paddy Jackson, 26, who deny the charges, are accused of attacking a woman at Jackson's home in south Belfast in June 2016. Jackson faces a…
A student accused of rape has received an apology from police and prosecutors after a review into his collapsed trial found that messages undermining the case against him had been missed. The problems with disclosure of evidence were caused by "a combination of error, lack of challenge, and lack of…
A man has been charged with 40 sexual offences after an investigation into alleged abuse at former children's homes. Bruce McClean, 61, from Runcorn, has been charged with offences including buggery, attempted buggery and indecent assault, a spokesman for Cheshire Police said. The charges relate to allegations of abuse at…
Survivors of historic child abuse have made a desperate plea for Stormont politicians to restore Northern Ireland's devolved government. Victims and campaigners were at Parliament buildings as a fresh round of talks to save the government started on Wednesday. In an impassioned appeal, Margaret McGuckin, who suffered abuse at a…
A nun in charge of a Catholic order has offered its "deepest and most sincere apologies" to anyone who may have been abused in its care at a controversial care home. Sister Ellen Flynn said "horrifying" allegations of historical abuses said to have taken place at Smyllum Park orphanage in…
Violence against women and girls is endemic, with widespread cases of harassment at work or public places, according to a new report. The Fawcett Society claimed the legal system was failing women, and needed fundamental reform. Research for the campaign group found that half of women had suffered sexual harassment…
The Archbishop of Canterbury has refused to declare the late Bishop Bell innocent of sexually abusing a young girl in the 1950s despite calls from his supporters to clear his name. A review published in December criticised the church for rushing to believe the alleged victim's allegations "without serious investigation…
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